Board & Staff – Imagination Stage

BOARD & STAFF

BONNIE FOGEL
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Bonnie Fogel has guided the organization from its creation in 1979 as a PTA project in an elementary school to the acclaimed national institution it has become. Prior to Imagination Stage, she worked as an independent writer and journalist. In the United Kingdom, she worked in the communications department of retail giant, Marks & Spencer. In the United States, she worked for Pittsburgh Public Schools and The National Parks & Recreation Association. In the community, she serves on the Advisory Board of the Siena School and on the Scholarship Committee for Leadership Montgomery. She is a former Board Member of the BCC Chamber of Commerce and a founding member of the BCC’s Cultural Arts Committee and the Committee for a Bethesda Cultural District. In 2004, Bonnie was named a Washingtonian of the Year. Other awards include: Montgomery County ArtStars Award (2005); Maryland’s Top 100 Women (2006), Smart CEO Award, (2007), Theatre Washington Helen’s Star (2012), Montgomery Women Shining Star Award (2014), and recipient of the Gelman, Rosenberg, & Freedman Excel Award for nonprofit management (2015).

JANET STANFORD
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Janet Stanford has helped transition Imagination Stage from a community-based arts organization to a nationally significant regional Theatre for Young Audiences theatre and arts education program. Janet has established a record for ongoing funding from the NEA, the Theatre Communications Group, and The Shubert Foundation, among others. She has commissioned US and international playwrights including Kevin Kling, Karen Zacarias, Joan Cushing, David S. Craig, and Charles Way, whose plays and musicals have gone on to be produced at other theatres in the US and as far away as China. Janet has traveled widely on grants seeking new and exciting artists to work with Imagination Stage. This past season, she directed JACK and Phil, Slayers of Giants-INC and Looking for Roberto Clemente at Imagination Stage, as well as adapting the world premiere, The Little Mermaid. This season, she directed the Helen Hayes Award nominee for Outstanding Theatre for Young Audiences production, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.

ADMINISTRATIVE

Jennifer Schwartz
General and Production Manager

Jen Luna
Director of Human Resources

Jolene Robichaud
Database Manager

Anna Riehle
Assistant Database Manager

Janeth Saenz
Staff Accountant

Angel Schlogel
Office Manager and Facilities Associate

David R. Whitney
Facilities Manager

APPRENTICE PROGRAM

Erin Murphy

Apprentice & Volunteer Coordinator

Kelsey Brown

Access & Inclusion Apprentice

Courtney Cavallo

Production Apprentice

Claire Derriennic

Institutional Development Apprentice

Genevieve Dornemann

Production Apprentice

Alan Gonzalez Bisnes

Education Apprentice

Kanea MacDonald

Institutional Development Apprentice

Doug Robinson

Education Apprentice

EDUCATION & ARTISTIC

Kathryn Chase Bryer
Associate Artistic Director


Joanne Seelig

Director of Education

Nikki Kaplan
Associate Director of Education

Claire Bancroft
Education Program Coordinator

Alison Gee
Senior Faculty: Elementary

Marcia Howard
Senior Faculty: Dance

Katie Keddell
Access Coordinator

Meg Lowey
Artistic and Casting Coordinator

Danielle Pampinella
Satellite Education Programs Coordinator

David Stern
Director of Digital Media

Stacy Steyaert
Early Childhood Program Coordinator

Emily Veno
Education Associate

INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Chelsey Christensen
Director of Development

Anneliese DeDiemar
Director of Marketing and Communications

Shea Bartlett
Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Kelsey Dean
Special Events Associate

Laura diCurcio
Graphic Designer

Olivia Hairfield
Marketing & Communications Associate/Education

Nina Marti
Development Associate

Jan McNamara
Development Manager for Institutional Giving

Jessica Teaford
Development Manager for Individual Giving

PATRON SERVICES

Brian Antin
Director of Patron Services

Sherill Anne Gross

Just Imagine Shop Assistant Manager
Lead House Manager

Anne Elisa McDonnell
Just Imagine Shop Manager

James Swindell
Group Sales Coordinator

PRODUCTION​

Jennifer Schwartz
General and Production Manager

John Elder
Assistant Technical Director

Gina Grundman
Properties Coordinator

Danielle Harris
Scenic Charge

Anna Klinger
Costume Shop Manager

Kate Kolarik
Assistant Production Manager

Aubrey Mazzaferri
Assistant Costume Shop Manager

Bethany Regalbuto
Master Electrician

IMAGINATION STAGE

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

(OFFICERS)

George Little
PRESIDENT

Kim Greenfield Alfonso
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Jessica Boger
SECRETARY

Nina DiSandro
TREASURER

Cathy S. Bernard
Jeremy Blank
Matthew Blocher
Mara Bralove
M. Celeste Bruce
Tina Martin
Patrick O’Neil

VICE PRESIDENTS

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES (MEMBERS)

Sally Amoruso
Nancy Bonnell
Ashley Bronczek
Ginger Huang Dietrich
Bonnie Fogel
David Harrison
Christopher Hertz
Melissa Lesmes
Lynne J. Lightfoote, MD
Michele A. Manatt
Pilar Frank O’Leary
Jennifer Owen
Diane Polinger
Carolyn Schugar
Janet Stanford
Sunit Talapatra
Antonio Tijerino
Jim Young

 

PRESIDENT EMERITUS
Susan Lacz, 2011-2013
Mark Richardson 2009-2011
Wayne Hunley, 2007-2009
Stephen A. Hayes, 2005-2007
Sally Rosenberg, 2003-2005
Robert G. Brewer, Jr., 2000-2003
J.J. Finkelstein, 1998-2000
Mita Schaffer, 1996-1998
Nancy T. Greenspan, 1994-1996
Jerry Morenoff, 1992-1994
Barbara J. Gottschalk, 1990-1992
Gail L. Jacobs, 1988-1990
Frank Allen Philpot, 1986-1988

 

LEGAL COUNSEL
Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.

IMAGINATION STAGE DC

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

(OFFICERS)

Kim Greenfield Alfonso
PRESIDENT

Erika Martin Bolden
SECRETARY

Dr. Kim Woodson Barnette
TREASURER

BOARD OF TRUSTEES (MEMBERS)

Sonya Ali
Bonnie Fogel
Princess McDuffie
Janet Stanford
Chris Taylor

Imagination Stage